Rockefeller Center

45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City

4.5

Rockefeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 high-rise commercial buildings covering 89,000 m2 between 48th and 51st Streets. Commissioned by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan. It is famous for its annual Christmas tree lighting. It was the largest private building project ever undertaken in modern times. Construction of the 14 buildings in the Art Deco style were completed and opened in 1939. The current Center is a combination of two building complexes: the original 14 Art Deco office and a set of four International-style towers built along the west side of Avenue of the Americas. Rockefeller Center represents a turning point in the history of architectural sculpture: it is among the last major building projects in the United States to incorporate a program of integrated public art. The most famous skyscraper in the center is 30 Rockefeller Plaza, which appears in many modern artworks.

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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Reviews

  • A Google User

    5
    - 27 August 2018 -

    Had a great time! Came here for a taping of Late Night with Seth Meyers. It's enjoyable to walk around except for the people blocking walkways to take the "Perfect Portrait" If you are here, please respect flow of traffic. Some spots are understandable photo ops, but the middle of a crosswalk or busy thoroughfare is not the place.

  • A Google User

    5
    - 22 August 2018 -

    I still come by every so often as a tourist in my own town. Usually here just to look at the tree and the skating rink during the winter holiday season. Area can be very busy so you'll need to be careful of pickpockets. If in the area, I highly recommend taking in a show at Radio City Music Hall or even trying to get to see Jimmy Fallon. There's plenty of shopping above ground and in the concourse.

  • A Google User

    5
    - 18 August 2018 -

    It is an amazing place and located right in the heart of New York. It is easily accessible from Metro. You can see glimpse of Downtown and skyscrapers. This is very iconic place with shops, TV and radio station next to each other. Make sure get in the top of the rock because you will able to glance mesmaring views from the top. I suggest to anyone who is visiting New York in future. One of the best place to see architecture and history of city. This is actually one of the bucket list of my wife and It did not disappointed both of us.

  • A Google User

    5
    - 12 August 2018 -

    The architecture and history here was more fulfilling than I had hoped it would be. I try not to see buildings in print or online due to the fact that I want the awe of the experience to be fresh and in the moment and to say least, I was impressed. There were many monumental places i visited in New York, all of which were stunning. While the MET holds my vote for most memorable experience, saying i was able to wander aimlessly around the Rockefeller Center has dented my bucket list. This was one of the main places I intended to visit while in New York, and I wasn't disappointed.

  • A Google User

    5
    - 04 August 2018 -

    Rockefeller Center is New York's finest. City in the city. Shops and TV/Radio stations. And the best: Top of the Rock. Here, on Top of the Rock you'll have the best view over the city. Come early to avoid queues. On the top: amazing view from financial district to Harlem. Over to Brooklyn and the other side: New Jersey and Jersey City. Best: the giant Empire State Building in midtown or the Central Park.

  • Cassandra Y.

    5
    - 16 July 2018 -

    GORGEOUS!! The whole center is just amazing!!! In the past.... only see it on TV. Now I am standing right here~ It is such a fantastic feeling!!! Since I am here.. have to pay the expensive admission to the rooftop. I know.... but it is so worth it! The view is so beautiful. At least do it once!

  • Tiffany Banks

    5
    - 07 July 2018 -

    After recently getting married and adjusting to life with my husband, I was missing my Sister ~Friends! We decided to take a Red Eye to NYC!! We had a blast taking in the sights and enjoying conversations with the people of the city!! We were pleasantly surprised by the hospitality we received!! We rode uptown and downtown on the subway and didn't get lost!! We navigated Chinatown and Italian Village and found all kinds of treasures!! I can truly say...I ❤New York!!

  • Katie M

    5
    - 23 June 2018 -

    Great view of the upper side of New York City. You can see Central Park from the top. That have a great system for going to the top. You get a time window when you need to arrive at the elevators to go up. So you aren’t stuck in a line too long. You can take your time at the top. I would recommend going to the top of the rock vs the Empire State Building. Keep in mind the visibility when you go. Careful which tour you sign up for too. If you want the NBC tour make sure it states that or you may end up on an art tour around Rockefeller which is good, but it’s not NBC.

  • Jerome Espinosa Baladad

    4
    - 21 June 2018 -

    If you're a tourist, this is a good place to start exploring Manhattan. Just keep in mind, THIS IS NOT YET THE WHOLE OF NEW YORK CITY. Rockefeller Center is, rather, very convenient as from there, you can go to so many attractions in Manhattan. This center is way ahead of its time in design and style, which you probably have noticed if you have traveled to other big cities. Remember, this specific center has been here way ahead than of those spaces you have been to. Enjoy!

  • Waverly Giles

    5
    - 20 June 2018 -

    I've been wanting to go to this iconic place for years! The plaza was well kept and clean with beautiful flowers and plenty of seating. There are cool stores nearby and plenty of attractions. Be sure to check out the view from the "Top of the Rock" if you have the chance. You can see the whole city and it's a great photo op!

  • Andy Marks

    - 24 May 2018 -

    Art, architecture, food, top of the rock for views of the city

  • Eliknahy Alvarez

    - 08 April 2018 -

    If you want a perfect picture you should be early

  • Gábor Paulusz

    - 09 March 2018 -

    Best tour with our guide Lindsey I've ever had in the US. She was funny and informative. If you take the tour ask for the tour which she guides.

  • Can Erdem

    - 03 January 2018 -

    Top of the rock and nbc studios

  • Victoria Goulart

    - 02 January 2018 -

    Even though it’s really crowded during holidays season, it’s still a must go place, with all the Christmas decoration.

  • Alan Treadway

    - 27 December 2017 -

    Love the ice-skating rink!

  • Jon Morris

    - 19 December 2017 -

    Iconic plaza, but can get very packed when the tree is up. Take a trip around the corner and go up to Top of the Rock, they have the best views in the city!

  • Mike D

    - 12 December 2017 -

    Iconic building in the heart of New York City! Take the tours and see a show!

  • Mary Pitt

    - 12 December 2017 -

    Love the Rockefeller Christmas Tree . It is definitely Christmas time in New York.🌲🌲🌲🌲

  • Reham 🌧

    - 14 October 2017 -

    It's a must! Especially in Christmas

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